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After a fight the brass band in a small village splits up into two separate bands. They both want to win a contest and will do anything to prevent the other band from winning it.

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Bert Haanstra
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hans Kaart Hans Kaart ... Geursen
Bernard Droog Bernard Droog ... Krijns
Ineke Brinkman Ineke Brinkman ... Marije
Wim Van den Heuvel Wim Van den Heuvel ... Douwe
Andrea Domburg Andrea Domburg ... Lies
Albert Mol Albert Mol ... Schalm
Henk van Buuren Henk van Buuren ... Valentijn
Herbert Joeks Herbert Joeks ... Koendering
Johan Valk Johan Valk ... Van Ogten
Ton Lutz Ton Lutz ... Altena
Riek Schagen ... Aaltje
Sara Heyblom Sara Heyblom ... Leidster van vereniging
Dio Huysmans Dio Huysmans ... Zwaansdijk
Jan Mol Jan Mol ... Hulpje van Geursen
Bob Verstraete Bob Verstraete ... Griep
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After a fight the brass band in a small village splits up into two separate bands. They both want to win a contest and will do anything to prevent the other band from winning it.

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Comedy | Music

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

24 October 1958 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

...und die Musik bläst dazu See more »

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Budget:

NLG 450,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Being visited by 2.636.000 people, 'Fanfare' is the second most successful Dutch movie of all time, only surpassed by Paul Verhoeven's 'Turks Fruit' (A Turkish Delight) (1973). In 2007, the film was added to the aesthetic canon of Dutch cinema. See more »

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Brilliant movie from the lower countries!
27 February 2001 | by biepmiepSee all my reviews

This movie is about a brass band in the fictional place of Brederwiede. When they want to compete in a competition the band splits up in two, because the two lead men in the band can't agree on the music. Both of them go to the narrator, who is the most intelligent person in town. He composes two separate pieces of music which at the competition will become one piece of music. Very clever done! There is also a love story in this movie: the boy and girl are both children of one of the band leaders. Highlight of the movie is the competition itself when the two pieces of music are combined by a planned coincidence. I saw this film before the very funny Brassed Off. It has got similarities and makes watching these movies even more fun.


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